Definitive evidence for new elements 113 and 115
Oganessian, Yuri Ts. Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russian Federation.
Hamilton, Joseph H. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.
Utyonkov, Vladimir K. Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russian Federation.
- Searches for new elements
- New experiments on elements 113 and 115
- Links to Primary Literature
Current research continues to explore the limits of the periodic table of the elements. This article describes new insights into the discovery of elements with 113 and 115 protons. The number of protons, symbol Z, in the nucleus of an atom distinguishes each element. For example, hydrogen has Z = 1 and uranium has Z = 92.
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